Considering that the GDP of Illinois is behind Florida and Chicago is basically a Detroit waiting to happen, Jesse Jackson might look to his own backyard instead of trying to “bring down” a state which has oranges while his own hometown has gangs.
But boycotting Florida has become the cool thing to do for civil rights activists who don’t seem to grasp that the boycotts will
1. Not change the Zimmerman verdict
2. Hurt black Floridians who are near the bottom of the economic ladder the most
But since when has Jesse Jackson actually cared about black people?
“We can boycott Florida, cut conventions in Florida, for its ‘stand your ground’ laws,” said Jackson, speaking on a panel at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Philadelphia. “If we can boycott South Africa and bring it down, we should boycott Florida and bring it down.”
What does bringing down Florida mean anyway?
Florida is a state with a democratically elected government. Does bringing it down mean reducing it to the level of Chicago?
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Martin family, also spoke at the conference Friday, where he said that changing “stand your ground” was the way to “properly honor” the legacy of Trayvon Martin.
Wouldn’t getting high and attacking some Latino guy be the best way to properly honor the legacy of Trayvon Martin?